CNN.com published a story today covering the way that police agencies are suing Twitter and other social networking tools to keep the public informed on recent crimes and other public and safety information. Because of new technology, law enforcement agencies are better able to inform the public on a wide variety of issues in real time.

The agencies featured in the article all offer very positive opinions on technology and have some great stories about the ways that Twitter, Facebook, and other internet applications are being used to inform the public.